is about to head north and begin his new job as the Business Support Team Manager for Metropolitan’s Sacramento office. But moving to follow his dreams is nothing new for
Growing up in Texas, he moved to California after graduating from the University of Houston, and worked at USC and the Screen Actors Guild before coming to Metropolitan about five years ago. He has also traveled all over the world with his brother, a flight attendant, often with hardly any advance notice. Now, he prepares to move to another city and is excited about the job and getting to know his new community.
“I follow opportunity because that brings growth,”
Those who know
for his strong business skills might be surprised to learn that he is also a classically trained musician with a Bachelor’s degree in Opera Performance and Classical Literature. “I started out as a business major, but an instructor saw my raw talent and convinced me to study music.” Part of his degree required coursework in foreign languages (he’s completed college classes in German, Italian, Spanish and French) to be able to properly perform a full range of classical music pieces.
jokes about the parallels of being a performer with his interview for this new position. “When you’ve auditioned for a role in a 1,000-seat auditorium in front of all your competitors, speaking to a three-person panel in a job interview is a lot less intimidating,” he says.
Though he’ll be working in Sacramento,
hopes he can still occasionally perform with the BEA choir and help on other events, including Solar Cup, where he’s volunteered for several years.
“I love adventure,”
says, “and this new job is a journey I’m looking forward to.”